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Let’s Shoot the Amateur Photographers

It’s a beautiful day to explore a deserted town rumored to be abandoned years ago because it was haunted. A town that is also rumored to be off-limits because it is private property, but there is no sign anywhere to … Continue reading

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An Early Morning at the Muttrah Corniche

After crossing the UAE-Oman border, the long (and seemingly never-ending) drive and spending some time admiring the white houses, we finally drove straight into the Muttrah—one of the largest seaports and commercial area of Oman. We arrived around 6pm,  tired … Continue reading

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The White Houses Down the Road

One of the first few things that we immediately noticed upon entering Muscat, Oman’s capital city, is the abundance of white houses. The following shot was taken by my sister, Sophia, the proud owner of the Nikon D3000 that we … Continue reading

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Crossing the UAE-Oman Border

“How are you doing?” I asked my sister on the phone last Thursday. “Yeah, I’m good,” came the reply, “How about we drive all the way to Oman this weekend?” And just like that, the very next day, we—my two … Continue reading

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I Wouldn’t Shoot if I Knew How to Draw

… perhaps not as much as I do now, anyway. Had I been gifted with the talent to sketch with finesse, I would spend my free time re-creating the still life that surrounded me. Like this one, for example… However, … Continue reading

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Ramadan Mubarak!

(Google images) Kuwait had announced three days ago that the month of fasting could start on August 11, Thursday.  But here in the United Arab Emirates, it was only after 9 pm last night that we got confirmation that Ramadan … Continue reading

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Post-Engagement Report and a Job Offer

So my sister, Sanaf, is now engaged to be married to Kamran.  Everything went well, alhumdulillah.  I flew to Karachi with Sophia, and we did what every cabin crew hates done on an aircraft:  we re-arranged the seats for 5 … Continue reading

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